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Hi! I’m happy that you have stopped by! Today I have a CAS shimmery flower card to share with you.slide01  slide01 I used my NBUS STAMPlorations Faith Expressions stamp set.

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I stamped the flower in embossing ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts (my new favorite) gold embossing powder.slide02

I painted the flower with my pink and orange Zigs.

I added Glossy Accents to the flower centers.slide04

I added the sentiment, inking up the stamp with pink and orange inks.

slide05I have a discount code to share with you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share.

Use COUPON code

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and receive 20% OFF  all regular and sale priced stamps, dies and stencils in the STAMPlorations store. slide02I added some pink and gold vellum to the white card base and attached the little flower panel with some foam tape.slide06Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Sunset – Beautiful Negativity

Hi! I’m happy to be able to share 2 cards with you today.

My cards were inspired by City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 299 ~ Negativity.

Oooooo! I love this!

Here are my takes on this beautiful piece of art. I’m nothing if not literal. 😉

Card 1: Slide002I was also inspired by all of the DT’s bird cards at CASology: Week 185: Egg.

I used an ARTplorations stencil:

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I’d like to play this 1rst card along at:

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Card 2:Slide001I was also inspired by the colors from The Card Concept #49 {Floral Radiance}.

What do you think? Would you categorize these cards as clean and Graphic?

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I’d also like to play along at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #220: Anything Goes.

Grab our badge:Slide002I’m very happy to share that this card was featured by Sundays With Lorraine at The Weekly Scrapper. I am honored. Thanks Lorraine!

Blog-Header_SSBEThanks for stopping by!
Grace& Peace
Melissa

UPDATED FRI 26 FEB:
I’m happy to share that this card IMG_5048editedwas chosen as the WINNER at:

Winner BadgeThanks so much, City Crafter Challenge! 🙂

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Summery Yellow & Gray

 Hi! I’m here with a set of card inspired by The Card Concept’s Challenge #38: A Color Challenge.

I made 4 different cards using an ARTplorations Stencil, Shower of Flutters. I’m going to play this first, “Clean and Layered”  card over at The Card Concept and SSS’s Monday Challenge: Summer. Summer reminds me of flowers, butterflies and sunshine.IMG_6981edited

I started with a full sheet of heavy weight cs, Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb, 8-1/2

I started with a full sheet of heavy weight cs, Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb, 8-1/2″x11″ .

I sponged on Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink

I sponged on Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink

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The flowers are the top of a Stamplorations digi image that I won a few months ago.  IMG_6987edited

For the above card I also used the stamp set that coordinates with this stencil, Trendy Butterflies. I’m going to play this over at STAMPLORATIONS: Anything Goes Challenge.

I used a Stampin’ Up Flower stamp from the Mixed Bunch stamp set for this next card. I’m going to play this card over at SSS’s Monday: Anything Goes and WAW’s: Anything Goes #189 too. 🙂

IMG_6993edited Finally, I used 2 stamps from PTI’s You’ve Been Framed: Oval Mini Stamp Set for this last card.

IMG_6999editedThis stencil is so much fun to use!

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Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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Peace, Love & Joy Rainbow Butterfly Stencil

Today I have an exciting announcement to make! I’m one of the newest mixed media card artists at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.  I’ll be joining the mixed media card challenge design team beginning in July. To celebrate the announcement today I made a bunch of butterfly cards today. I had a lot of fun making all sorts of different ones!

Here is a Freestyle Collage version:

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 For this card I used a Shower of Flutters – ARTplorations Stencil along with the corresponding stamp from Stamplorations. First, I sponged on a rainbow using Stampin’ Up inks. I love rainbows! What way did you memorize the 7 colors of the rainbow? Did you use an acronym like Roy G. Biv? Or maybe a mnemonic like Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain? Rainbows are beautiful and remind me of God’s mercy, kindness and grace. I have to force myself NOT to color every card with the 7 colors of the rainbow.

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Next I stamped with VersaMark. I used the back side of the Stamplorations butterfly stamps and then heat embossed in silver.  Then I spritzed on some Smooch Spritz. I’m going to play this at The Card Concept #37-The Butterfly Effect, SSS’s Monday Challenge: Stamp + Mist and AEI♥U Challenge #25 – Rainbow!  The sentiment is from Avery Elle’s Noel Stamp set.

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XO
Melissa

P.S. Peace, Love and Joy, these words make me think of how much my family and I enjoy TobyMac’s music. Here’s a fun video for you to enjoy. I hope it makes you smile.

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Rainbow Butterfly – LOVE

Today I have an exciting announcement to make! I’m one of the newest mixed media card artists at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.  I’ll be joining the mixed media card challenge design team beginning in July. To celebrate the announcement today I made a bunch of butterfly cards today. I had a lot of fun making all sorts of different ones!

Here is a Clean & Graphic one:

IMG_6479edited I used a free/prize digi stamp from Stamplorations which I printed on SU! vellum. In the photo below the image is printed on watercolor paper. I’m going to play this at The Card Concept #37-The Butterfly Effect and AEI♥U Challenge #25 – Rainbow!

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IMG_6480edited I colored on the front side of the vellum with my SU! markers. The sentiment is from Avery Elle’s Noel Stamp set.

I also made a slightly different, more colorful version of this card where I colored on the front side of the vellum.

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XO
Melissa

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